Youssef Chahine’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 25, 1926

Death Date

Jul 27, 2008

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Cairo, Egypt



The director Youssef Chahine died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Egyptian film director who was one of the most prominent directors in the history of Egyptian cinema. His most celebrated films include Iskanderija… lih? (1979), Hadduta misrija (1982) and Destiny (1997).

He made his directorial debut with the film Baba Amin in 1950.

He received the 50th annual Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

He was raised in a Catholic Levantine-Egyptian family.

He helped launch the career of star actor Omar Sharif, who made his acting debut in Chahine’s 1954 film Sira’ fi-l-Wadi (The Blazing Sun).